Kazakhstan looks to the Arctic for a new trade route

Kazakhstan looks to the Arctic for a new trade route

Kazakhstan aims to use the vast Ob-Irtysh river system to gain access the world’s oceans via the Arctic port of Sabetta. Russian President Vladimir...
The Week Ahead: All Europe’s their stage

The Week Ahead: All Europe’s their stage

Say Eurovision to anyone in Europe and they will immediately know what you are talking about. For everyone else, there is nothing you can...
As the Arctic warms, boreal forest fires are becoming a deadlier threat

As the Arctic warms, boreal forest fires are becoming a deadlier...

As winter begins to loosen its grip on the landscape and thoughts turn to the summer that lies ahead, there is more discussion than...
The Week Ahead: Range excitement

The Week Ahead: Range excitement

You may not know it, but your car — or at least a test version of it — has probably been put through its...
Russia’s Northern Sea Route sees record cargo volume in 2018

Russia’s Northern Sea Route sees record cargo volume in 2018

Russia’s Northern Sea Route saw another record-setting year in 2018 as 18 million tons of cargo traveled along the country’s Arctic coastline. This compares...
Spurred by Chinese and Russian activity, EU President Juncker is making the Arctic more central to EU policy

Spurred by Chinese and Russian activity, EU President Juncker is making...

Just as it is in Russia and in China, the Arctic is rapidly rising to the top of the political agenda of the European...
The Week Ahead: Clearing the air

The Week Ahead: Clearing the air

The good news first: Between 2001 and 2018, a Russian smelting operation on the Kola peninsula owned by Nornickel reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide,...
Alaska’s latest Arctic gas pipeline dreams are on hold — again

Alaska’s latest Arctic gas pipeline dreams are on hold — again

In Alaska, some things are eternal: Denali on the horizon. Midnight sun in summer. And politicians in every season talking about a natural gas...
The Week Ahead: They need to talk

The Week Ahead: They need to talk

When the first Arctic Security Roundtable, a series of occasional meetings organized by the Munich Security Conference, was held in Washington in 2017, the...
Details of a Cold War CIA mission in the Arctic Ocean show how much the region has changed

Details of a Cold War CIA mission in the Arctic Ocean...

As declining sea ice and warmer temperatures speed the opening of the Arctic Ocean, the story of “Operation Coldfeet” is a reminder of just...